LETTER: AdviniaCare Administrator Thanks Staff, Calls Them “Nursing Home Heroes” For Risking Their Own Health To Care For COVID-19 Patients

Dear Editor,

Although the end of the pandemic is not yet in sight, the people of Massachusetts and communities like Wilmington have made great strides in the fight against COVID-19. We are indebted to front line workers who risked their own health to care for others and serve our community.

Included in that group are the heroes of nursing homes like AdviniaCare at Wilmington, who I watched provide critical care to residents they have deep bonds with, including individuals who have been with us for a long period of time, as well as new patients recovering from COVID-19 who were transferred from hospitals. These incredible men and women, with various backgrounds and roles, demonstrated their dedication, professionalism and compassion to those they may have known for years or merely hours. There were 81 people who recovered from the virus under their watch.

Since August, staff have largely transitioned back to their primary focus of providing short term rehabilitation as well as long-term care to those living in Wilmington and neighboring communities. As they remain vigilant and work to help residents regain some sense of normalcy as restrictions ease, I would like to use this letter as an opportunity to thank them for their tireless commitment to their jobs, our residents and the community at large.

I also want to offer my heartfelt thanks to residents of the Town of Wilmington for standing by us, and for the support from local officials who continue to work closely with us during an unprecedented time faced by all nursing homes across the Commonwealth. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to welcome new residents and continue our mission.

Sincerely,

John Benedetti

Administrator, AdviniaCare at Wilmington

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